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What foods and drinks have acids that are bad for tooth enamel?

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Fizzy drinks and citrus fruits and juices all contain acid. Sugary and starchy foods cause your mouth to make acid. Each wears away the enamel on your teeth. Don't swish these drinks around in your mouth. Follow it up with milk or cheese to "cancel out" the acid. Eat sugary and starchy foods with your main meals, not as snacks. That's when your mouth makes the most saliva to help wash acid away

From: How Teeth Change With Age WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 17, 2018
Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 17, 2018

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